This week’s column takes a look at distances the ball goes whether launched by a low or high handicapper, by a youngster, or a golfer just young at heart.
Bryson DeChambeau’s prodigious drives and impressive U.S. Open Championship victory has set off a national conversation that with just a little imagination could be compared to polarization seen elsewhere in the topsy-turvy year that is 2020.
The tournament is coming up fast, with a curious date of Oct. 19-22. Curious because this is the first time in tournament history that it will be contested over four days.
The 27 year-old former SMU Mustang physics major and U.S. Amateur champion has now won seven times on the PGA Tour and has at least temporarily quieted those whose assessment of his approach to the game just wouldn’t, couldn’t lead to success.
The third round is scheduled to end around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, to clear the airways for Alabama vs. LSU. The final round will end by 1:45 p.m., leaving about a one-hour gap before the NFL late game. Let’s just call it the spirit of cooperation.
Tournament officials have made the decision to postpone the Sept. 11 Lawrence J. Del Papa Golf Tournament because of Lighthouse’s involvement with Hurricane Laura relief.
Those who focused on the approaching weather events need not beat themselves up for missing the Northern Trust Open. Hurricane Johnson, as in Dustin, blew through Norton, Massachusetts 30 strokes under par, which must have left second place Harris English, a blistering 19 under par, wondering just what hit him.
Reading the article brought a pleasant memory of my late mother-in-law, who really enjoyed watching golf on TV, and truly loved Phil Mickelson, whom she simply called “my boy.” At least once a year, we would review the basics of scoring as they apply to stroke play. Pleasant memories are helpful during a pandemic.
I had watched the legendary Jack Nicklaus vocally juggle, in one breath saying he would do nothing to throttle bombers and in the next, chastising golf’s governing bodies for not doing something about the golf ball.
Former NFL player Mike Holmes (Ball High School class of 1969), chairman of the Galveston Professional Athletes (GPA) organization, has announced the 2nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.